Poppy is pretty shy and retiring, you have to listen closely to hear what she has to say – gentle notes of white flowers and pear, and a delicate palate too. Poppy is terrific as an aperitif or with delicate foods such as sushi. Don’t have anything too overpowering otherwise Poppy will be drowned out.
I asked Joch to give me his vintage report for 2020 and this is what I got verbatim and straight from the horse’s mouth; ‘Looked like a bastard of a year; hot and dry and then it rained in late January and early February and a cool change moved in, which continued through to February and March and these conditions finished everything off nicely. There were tiny yields and so in reality 2020 ended up only a bitch of a year, not a bastard.
Don’t let winemakers tell you that their job is hard. Nothing could be easier than making Poppy: Pick the grapes nice and early (we like a lighter style of Grigio here at BoB and Spring Seed wines) press off the skins, cool ferment in stainless steel tanks and then bottle under screwcap (no time in oak for our Poppy). It’s that easy.
Picking Date: 11th and 14th February 2020
Bottling Date: 28th October 2020